Wales' much-loved horror festival is running two events this year, with an online event in Aberystwyth followed by an online event for those unable to attend due to Covid-19 risks and related safety measures. It will open with Welsh language festival hit The Feast and will later feature a special guest appearance by legendary Blood On Satan's Claw star Linda Hayden.

The festival runs from 2 to 7 November with an online event 12 to 14 November.

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After receiving a mysterious letter, a woman travels to a desolate island town and soon becomes trapped in a nightmare.
We're All Going to The World's Fair
We're All Going to The World's Fair
A teenage girl becomes immersed in an online role-playing game.
See For Me
See For Me
A legally blind housesitter turns to a mobile app service for help when the remote mansion she’s looking after is targeted by a gang of thieves.
Slumber Party Massacre
Slumber Party Massacre
A reimagining of the famous slasher film.
A dancer becomes pregnant after having sex with a car.
The Lift
The Lift
A lift technician finds himself drawn into a web of mystery and peril as he investigates the perplexing deadly accidents occurring in the elevators of a new office building.
Cry Of The Banshee
Cry Of The Banshee
In 16th Century England, a cruel witch-hunting magistrate, who often tortures innocent villagers for his entertainment, runs afoul of a witch who conjures a banshee to kill the magistrate and his family.
The Hands Of Orlac
The Hands Of Orlac
A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. He is given new ones - taken from a man executed for murder.
Blood For Dracula
Blood For Dracula
An ailing vampire count travels to Italy with his servant to find a bride.
The Blood On Satan's Claw
The Blood On Satan's Claw
In 17th Century England, the children of a village slowly convert into a coven of Devil worshipers.
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Reclaiming Welsh horror
Lee Haven Jones and Annes Elwy on Welsh cinema, folk horror and The Feast
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Through the screen
Jane Schoenbrun on intentional ambiguities and We’re All Going To The World’s Fair
Hollowed out
Ruth Paxton on neatness, food, a pervading sense of dread, and A Banquet
A different kind of horror
Mark Rapaport on taking risks and The Scary Of Sixty-First
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Jacob Gentry on the creative process and Broadcast Signal Intrusion
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